She is a fiery, sharp-witted pirate. She got here be way of the Do Gooder Train. With belly full of Punta Gorda's mashed plantain, her mind wanders west. She hunkered down and now after the years of life here, there are no surprises. She has lent her compassion and realistic humor to our communities as we work towards solutions. She has earned the respect of an island. She does what she says as we all watch through the slats in the unpainted, picket fences. With friends in many places, hers is the world.